New Compass Capiro wows the judges in the 2017 Caravan Club ‘Caravan Design Awards’, scooping TWO top awards!

We are delighted to announce that not one, but two layouts from our all-new Compass Capiro range have won in the prestigious Caravan Club ‘2017 Caravan Design Awards’.

The exciting new Compass ranges: Casita; Capiro and Camino were launched in September to great acclaim. Appetite for these brand new, revamped Compass caravans shows no sign of abating and The Explorer Group Limited has since confirmed several additional new Compass retailers across the UK, with more to be announced.

The Compass Capiro range offers a significant array of specification in a lightweight, easy-to-tow range. Its contemporary styling and craftsman-built finish oozes appeal.


WINNER – Small Family Caravan £20-£23K

The new Compass Capiro 554, with its ever-popular transverse island bed and rear-bathroom layout stole the crown in this category.

The Capiro 554 scored highly for its comfort and design. ‘Big on comfort’ was the overall consensus – and the retractable ‘space-efficient’ island bed drew further praise.


WINNER – 2 Berth Caravan £20-£23K

The new Compass Capiro 482 may be diminutive in size, but its charm won the judges over.

“A space-efficient and lightweight couples’ tourer with a good level of standard kit with being ostentatious,” say the judges. The large, capacious kitchen was pronounced ‘stunning’, the wardrobe ‘huge’, and the overall vibe – ‘a really great caravan for two!’



Spencer Davies, Sales Director at The Explorer Group Limited – and one of the team behind the newly-relaunched Compass ranges – says: “We are delighted that Compass is gaining the recognition it truly deserves. Our new Compass ranges have enjoyed a successful start to the Season and our Customers appreciate the vast choice we as a company are able to offer.”


Other models in The Explorer Group portfolio were highly commended:


ANY CARAVAN UNDER £17,000 – Xplore 554

“An airy, open-plan layout, fresh interior design and a full-width end washroom”


ANY CARAVAN £17,000 – £20,000 – Elddis Avante 554

“A well thought out couples’ tourer with plenty of appeal”


ANY CARAVAN £17,000 – £20,000 – Compass Casita 550

“Big on appeal for couples – quite light, feels luxurious without ostentation”


SMALL FAMILY CARAVAN £20,000 – £23,000 – Elddis Affinity 550

“Large fixed island bed with his ‘n’ hers wardrobes”


LARGE FAMILY CARAVAN £20,000 – £23,000 – Compass Casita 840

“What a delight to find a six-berth caravan with a galley that works”


LARGE FAMILY CARAVAN £20,000 – £23,000 – Elddis Avante 866

“Really generous fridge with a good freezer unit”


2-BERTH CARAVAN £20,000 – £23,000 – Elddis Affinity 482

“Classic couples tourer which makes the most of its compact footprint”


CARAVAN WITH DEDICATED BED(S) £20,000 – £23,000 – Compass Casita 866

“Refreshing to see 8ft wide models in this price range”


CARAVAN WITH DEDICATED BED(S) £20,000 – £23,000 – Elddis Avante 840

“Will appeal to people with seasonal pitches”


ANY CARAVAN £23,000 – £28,000 – Compass Camino 644

“Another attractive luxury tourer from The Explorer Group stable”


ANY CARAVAN £23,000 – £28,000 – Elddis Crusader Zephyr

“An accomplished luxury tourer for two”


ANY CARAVAN £28,000 – £34,000 – Buccaneer Galera

“The Galera is big and imposing”


above: The Explorer Group's M.D. Rob Quine collecting one of the category awards at the 2017 Caravan Club Design Awards


Compass, along with our other brands: Elddis, Xplore and Buccaneer, is built with our world-class SoLiD Construction and come backed by our industry-leading 10 Year Water Ingress and Body Integrity Warranty.

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